Get Up and Go: Jan. 26, 2014

Today

The odd couple

1 p.m. at Randall Theatre, 10 Third St., Medford. Tickets, show times and information available at www.randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. Pay-what-you-want tickets are available 30 minutes before shows.

Tickets cost $20. Reserved seats cost $15 in advance.

Slob Florence Unger and fussbudget Olive Madison are the female counterparts of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison in Neil Simon's female version of "The Odd Couple." Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, divorcee Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Madison, who leaves a mess when she reads a book, and Unger, a stickler for tidiness who has just become separated from her husband, decide to room together — with hilarious results. Playwright Simon reworked the roles while preserving the humor and heart of the play, and Randall sets the comedy in the current day, when more women juggle career and family obligations. Linda Otto and Robyn Duquesne Fichter star; Dianna Warner directs.

the fantasticks

7:30 p.m at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets cost $29, $32 or $35; $20, $23 or $26 for ages 18 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.

This Tony Award-winning musical tells a story of young love disrupted and transformed by familial conflict and features classic, bittersweet melodies such as "Try to Remember," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and "They Were You." This touring production is crafted with a Jules Verne-style steampunk theme.

auditions

Open auditions for Randall Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at McLoughlin Middle School, 320 W. Second St., Medford. Prepare to perform an uptempo Broadway song and provide sheet music of CD accompaniment. Five men and two women with acting and singing ability are needed for principal roles. Rehearsals begin Feb. 10. The show will runs April 25 through May 11.


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